Found December 29, 2012 on
The Sports Bank:
There’s no question that the teams of Tom Izzo are much better in March -when it counts- then November/December. But nothing has come easy for this Spartans team. It seems like every time they play inferior competition they struggle with them. They still win, but play way down to their level.
They did it again versus Texas, trailing in the second half. Yes, the Longhorns just knocked off a #23 ranked North Carolina team, but the Tar Heels are overrated. And UT has lost to Chaminade, USC, Georgetown and USC. State won of course, but the ‘Horns were down by just two down the stretch.
MSU’s struggles started with the upset to an inferior UConn team in Germany. They only beat Boise St. by four, not pulling away from Oakland until the closing minutes, beating Lousiana-Lafayette by just three, losing to unranked Miami team, they also trailed late in the second half to Loyola and Bowling Green. They’re just not dominating teams nor closing them out. By far, the highlight of the non-confere...
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EAST LANSING, Mich. Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo announced Friday afternoon that sophomore guard Brandan Kearney, an All-State selection at Detroit Southeastern High, has decided to leave the program and will transfer to another school.
Brandan Kearney came back from Christmas break and informed me it was in his best interests to pursue other avenues in his basketball...
Well, this is it. Michigan State at home is the absolute perfect test to let us know just how good this Gopher team is this year. A good, but not great, team at home. The kind of game that a Sweet 16 (or better) contender should be able to handle without much of an issue. Not that the game shouldn't be close or anything like that, just that you should always have the...
TEMPE, Ariz. Michigan State left the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl late Saturday night with two questions:
Did they lose running back LeVeon Bell?
Did they gain a quarterback?
Bell, a junior whose only decision about the NFL is when, not if, had 145 yards rushing and scored a touchdown as the Spartans reversed a season-long trend by finishing on the right end of a close game in a 17...
Though it took until the late stages of the calender year, finally, Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans’ coaching staff made the bold move they had to make with their offense. In the process, they may have found a dependable answer at quarterback for the near future.
The Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl was getting downright embarrassing for Michigan State’s perpetually inconsistent...
SpartanDigest.com takes a look at five keys Michigan State will need to have in beating a tough TCU in tonight’s Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl game.
Following Michigan State’s come from behind victory over TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Mark Dantonio spoke with the media.
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Le'Veon Bell's 2012 season really began last January, when fellow running back Edwin Baker announced he was skipping his senior year to enter the NFL draft.
Suddenly, Bell's carry-splitting arrangement in Michigan State's backfield was a thing of the past. There was no doubt about whom the Spartans...
Michigan State defensive backs coach Harlon Barnett had the following to say about TCU and some of his players prior to the Spartans taking the practice field on Thursday.
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Michigan State finished one game over .500 after winning its final game by one point.
It was an appropriate ending to a season full of close victories and excruciating defeats.
The Spartans played nine games decided by four points or fewer, including their first seven in Big Ten play. They ended...
TCU finished the 2012 season with a tough 17-16 loss to Michigan State in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.